This month’s Mother Goose Time preschool curriculum kit is sure to please once again! The Nursery Rhymes theme is another of my favorites. It’s rich in literacy, high on the cuteness level and covers such a wide range of topics. Did I ever mention that I need change, novelty, and variety too? Just like a child. I’m always glad to see my new kit arrive. It’s like a fresh start with new inspiration to teach, fresh goals for my group and an excitement to share these wonderful materials in meaningful ways. This post covers What’s in the Box: Nursery Rhymes.Thanks for reading! Subscribe to Share & Remember or follow me via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This post may contain affiliate links. Full disclosure policy here.
I’ve gone through my whole kit and organized things for the month of February. It’s going to be a busy one for me since I’m starting three (my last three!) Early Childhood Education classes to finish my ECE Associates degree. One of those classes will be practicum, which means I will work in my family child care as usual except I will doing class work along with it. My instructor can also stop in observe my activities and interactions with children.
This doesn’t make me too nervous since I’ve been doing this for years and have many people observe me. I feel I almost meet my highest expectation for myself during those times. I will also be entering my 4-week window for my YoungStar formal observation which means anytime within those 4 weeks a rater will come in and observe my work as well so rate my environment, business practices and curriculum. I’m hoping to retain my 4-star status. All this while doing my regular work with a group of 8, completing the other two online classes and trying to maintain family and home life. Here goes!
What’s in the Box: Nursery Rhymes
I continue to be impressed with the wide variety of materials, tools, and activities Mother Goose Time provides. This month I laminated all the Daily Topic posters so I can save them and make a nursery rhyme book. The rhyme pages are so cute, I must keep them! I’m also a BIG FAN of the new photo posters that are included. They often provide inspiration for the Invitation to Create art projects but are wonderful for display in the classroom too. They are *beautiful*, quality images. Children need to see beautiful images like this – not just cute clipart. But I love Mother Goose Time for their adorable illustrations each month. I’m not sure how they do it.
Be sure to look for the nursery rhyme story book, this month’s manipulatives (along with activity cards) and the Hey Diddle Diddle puzzle, which I’m partial to since it’s the name of my child care. 🙂 Day 11 Pat-a-Cake materials are so sweet and I’m looking forward to playing the sight word and number games!
Teacher Tool Bag
Teacher Guide & Planning Journal
Inside the Planning Journal
Overview of Daily Child Projects & Art
Theme Web & Skills Chart
Calendar Materials, Basic Concepts Cards, Song Cards, CD, Color Wand
Circle Time Materials
Manipulatives: Lacing Beads & Sheep Counters
Blue & Yellow Sheep Counter / Manipulatives
Lacing Beads and Strings
Valentine’s Day Celebration Kit
Day 1: This Little Piggy
Day 2: Sing a Song of Sixpence
Day 3: 1, 2, Buckle My Shoe
Day 4: Hickory Dickory Dock
Day 5: Baa Baa Black sheep
Day 6: Humpty Dumpty
Day 7: There Was a Crooked Man
Day 8: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Day 9: Hey Diddle Diddle
Day 10: Old King Cole
Day 11: Pat-a-Cake
Day 12: Old Mother Hubbard
Day 13: Little Jack Horner
Day 14: There Was an Old Woman
Day 15: Hot Cross Buns
Day 16: Little Boy Blue
Day 17: Little Bo Peep
Day 18: Little Miss Muffet
Day 19: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Day 20: Mary Had a Little Lamb
I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into the What’s in the Box: Nursery Rhymes! See also Erika’s preview post: Nursery Rhymes (Sneak Peek) with Mother Goose Time
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